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Dashie T. "Dom" Domico

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BENNINGTON -- Mr. Dashie T. “Dom” Domico, 86, a resident of Watershed Road, died peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006, at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born in Curwensville, Pa., Aug. 31, 1919. He was one of 21 children born to Vincenzo and Maria (Maddama) Domico. He received his education in Curwensville and was a graduate of Curwensville High School where he was a star athlete in football, basketball, hockey and baseball. Dom received an athletic scholarship to attend Lochaven University in Lochaven, Pa. In 1942, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was attached to a naval medical ship, where he served in the South Pacific as a medic during World War II.

Following his service to his country, Dom was employed for 12 years by the Roxbury Carpet Company. He later worked as a foreman for Perini Construction in Saxonville, Mass., and was a manager at the Park Central Hotel in Framingham, Mass. Dom also worked as a bartender and for several years worked for the town of Framingham, from which he retired. After moving to Bennington, he was employed as a security guard at Energizer.

Dom was a past commander of the American Legion Post 174 in Framingham and was a member of the American Legion Post 13 in Bennington. He was a former member of the Bennington Eagles 1861. He was an avid sports fan and especially enjoyed baseball, basketball and football. Dom was an original participant in the Framingham Heart Study.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude “Trudy” Legge of Bennington; his children, Joy Domico Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y., Terrance Domico of Scituate, Mass., Tina Young of Shrewsbury, Mass., Lisa Domico of Clinton, Mass., Pamela Pudsy of Thompson, Conn.; his stepchildren, Cynthia A. Legge of Bennington, Arthur A. Legge III of Bennington and Harry J. Legge of Framingham; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Domico of Union Springs, N.Y., and Margaret Tice of Curwensville, Pa.; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by a son, Tobey Domico, and a stepson, David Legge.

A graveside committal service with military honors will be held at Park Lawn Cemetery in Bennington Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 12:30 p.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar & Son Funeral Home Friday, Jan. 6, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Domico may be made to the Framingham Heart Study through the office of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 5, 2006
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